Transformation through the Love

Who are Venus and Pluto?

In Greek Mythology Aphrodite - whose Roman name is Venus - is the goddess who symbolizes the openness and responsiveness. Open ourselves to others, to receive them and to accept them, that is what we usually call love. Venus in our natal chart is the energy that speaks to us about how we complement with others and how we are open to ourselves. Pluto was the name that was given to Hades, the god of the underworld. Brother of Zeus and Poseidon, in the partition of the universe Pluto received the invisible world, the world of the occult and also the kingdom of the dead. In the astrological symbolism Pluto is the strongest energy of the system, the energy that carries out the processes of deepest transformation, which carries us beyond our own limits. It also identifies with the "Death", as a generator of those changes, generally not chosen, we die to what we were to be reborn as different beings. When the planet of love and receptivity (Venus) is in contact with the god of the underworld (Pluto) in a natal chart means, in the first place, that none of the two planets is "free", that these energies are together in the life of these people, and in any situation in which is involved one of them the other will be involved too. As Pluto is one of the trans-personality planets - that is that goes beyond the personality - we will have to wait for the transformation that appears in our life from the outside, through love and intimate relationships. When the person connects with the energy of love, Pluto emerges from the depths of his psyche to connect mercilessly with the transform. Why mercilessly? Because we usually want that nothing changes and we don't want to transform ourselves. The myth tells us that when Hades fell in love with the maiden Kore (Persephone), Demeter's daughter, did not hesitate to come out from the depths of the earth and kidnapped her, carrying her to his kingdom to make her his wife. This act had been implicitly authorized by Zeus (Jupiter), symbol of the evolutionary force, i.e. that this fall to the underground world brings us an evolutionary learning. In addition to that, Pluto means "rich", another track important to think that there is something very valuable in the experience that comes from the hand of Pluto. As Hades is the ruler of a world where the sunlight doesn't reach - that we associate with the consciousness - this is an energy that operates from the unconscious. However, it takes contact with it will allow us to bring light to some of these hidden content and to expand our consciousness. After fall to the underground world we know more about ourselves.

A basic script: Beauty and the Beast

In the life of a person with this aspect in his natal chart, the depth, the emotional extremism and the sexual intensity of his relationships ensures a compulsive fall to the dark world. This can be said as: high doses of jealousy, - which, in other words, means possessiveness and desires of control of the other-, subjugation and loss of your own will. Your favorite slogan could be: "until death do us part". And in some extreme cases, this can become literal. There may also be antecedent of this game of poles in the family history: a powerful father, a mother who was subjugated, or some other variant that makes this indent as already known. Therefore, for these people are not very easy to think in free and detached relations, in principle because of someone with the polarity Venus/Pluto, this kind of relationships are not attractive. The desire is to devour the other taking the risk of being devoured.

The attraction of the opposite poles

At the base of the hermetic philosophy we find the law of polarity: everything is double, everything has two poles. The polarity is played on this aspect can be summarized as follows: Power - submission, however, both poles belong to the same person, since he/she has Venus in contact with Pluto in his natal chart. If you identify with one of these poles and plans to the other, which shows you the outside is not more than a mirror of your own energy.
The key point is no doubt comes to understand this and the first step would be to ask: why is this happening to me?
As is the case with every pair of opposites the person elected, according the general balance of energies in his letter, placed in one of these poles and you screened the other pole to the companion of turn.
However, although it appears to be obvious, but it is not easy to be discovered and generally the person feels irresistibly drawn toward one of the poles, thinking that has nothing to do with the other.
This is the beginning of a journey of transformation whose ultimate goal is to integrate to the fullest extent possible this pair of opposites and thus achieve an expansion of consciousness from go disarming those projections.
This expansion will be the obvious result to recover for itself something that had projected in the outside. Carl Jung said that the civilized man dragging behind the tail of a saurio.
This "saurio queue" is the most archaic part of our psyche, our most primitive; there are crouching all the emotions that we have suppressed during our first years of life, with relation to others or to ourselves and that, is being considered unacceptable by our environment, hid in the farthest place possible of our consciousness.
We are talking about the anger, envy, jealousy, greed, lust, all emotions that culture labeled "the ugly, dirty and bad", but they are very far from being the only reason. As we already said there is something valuable in this experience only to discover it can be difficult and often painful.

To Be Venus

Here, the energy of Venus is not satisfied opening to another, nor did he reach with please - obviously because neither reaches who plays the role of Pluto - but that is submitted to the power of the other. Imagine a hyphen basis. In a belief the person Venus/Pluto will feel fascinated by someone, which are then you will discover as a "freak", and it will be very difficult to realize that this has to do with it. Venus is also related with the ability to accept and here it is necessary to accept the dark side of another, and of course also the own, and love him in spite of everything.
Other people can leave a little side the dark aspects of their partners, but which has a contact Venus/Pluto, precisely will be attracted by these dark aspects. If the other is presented as someone who could get to engulf him what makes that it is in this link? What is it that makes it attractive? Precisely that darkness that does no more than to reveal its own dark interior side.
It is important here to clarify that for a projection to take hold, the other pole will be projected on someone who actually has to do with that energy and that will also be ready to do its part in the choreography.
But this is a problem of another, with which the person Venus/Pluto should not be confused: we cannot change to another, we only have to worry about to realize the part that corresponds to us. This does not mean that the other is not what it is.
For a projection work we need to hang in the hanger adequate. What it teaches us this aspect is that the only force able to defeat Pluto is Venus, but of course, not by force, not struggling with it but accepting and loving him, but without losing sight, without undergoing.
If I accept the other as he/she is, just the power struggles. Pluto puts Venus in the urgent situation of being truly receptive, to love seriously. Pluto is a developer of Venus.
You can also accept that the link is not for her, and releasing, let it go. "As it is inside, it is out", another basic principle, means that the other makes us of mirror, which is there to show us something that actually belongs to us.
 But let us look at some of the features of this script base. There will be, typically, a permanent feeling of dissatisfaction in the affective links, nothing is adequate, nothing hits you. Venus/Pluto has a thirst for the absolute projected in the couple, which - there should be no illusions -- it is impossible to achieve.
That is why the person feels that love, that happiness is not for her/him, that each time you love conflicts begin, the struggles and sorrow appears. If this aspect is not working, in the long run some people can lead to the solitude. If it is identified with the pole of Venus will be submitted to another, that the monitor and exercise a power with a tendency to be absolute.
Of course that this is not the only face of Pluto or much less, but whether it was planned to an energy that is own, it appears in its forms poorer, therefore, while the person does not understand that this is his own energy, he will come from "outside", embody in your partner, showing its worst aspects.
If the person with Venus/Pluto sees itself supplemented by something that owns it and not left at liberty, this can generate extreme sensations: "I am united to something that rejection; but that I cannot leave". So it is understandable that the person is frightened to love: each time that falls in love, Pluto slips into his life, and the more you feel the person identified with the bright and friendly pole of Venus, dark will appear more powerful.
The first step to overcome this aspect is to begin to recognize your own energy of power in the reflection of the power of the other. To the extent that the person begins to realize that something of this quality belongs to you, to the extent that begins to take charge of its part in this script, the onslaught of outside will lose strength. If I can bring to light my darker side it might appear in my context, in my world, a loving energy capable of understanding, and there I will be starting to reverse the polarity.

To Be Pluto

The other option involves that the person is identified with Pluto. In such a case, there will be no one that satisfies emotionally.
Will be entrenched in a position ultra-defensive. I have met people who were in this position and that they confessed that never, ever had fallen in love. That did not understand what I wanted to say that. That is to say, never to be identified with their own vulnerability, with their own responsiveness, with their own capacity for delivery.
When a person with this aspect is in that situation is closed to itself and toughened and being defensive. They have always had the power in their links. The fragility of another, its weakness, its delivery, attracts you, because she feels that being what it is not that the complete but, as there is no challenge, ends causing irritation and boredom. However, she is not prepared to let him go, because it is precisely in those situations where you can play their role.
The result, as in the previous case, it is a link to be highly unsatisfactory for both parties. These are the mixtures. These people have to do the work of connecting with what they without doubt would call "weakness"; they have to fall in love and surrender. Once they have done so they no longer feel attracted by what they do not believe that they have and the experience of love can take another course.

The alchemy

The task of the person Venus/Pluto is to discover the attractiveness of the links of parity in where the power to circulate from one to another, i.e. in which power is shared, but it will be a long road and it will not be possible without having gone through the two poles.
The polarization involves identified blindly with the pole of the impotence or with the pole of the omnipotence. The experience of moving from one pole to the other allows you to connect with the power, an intermediate point in which each one has power but not all power.
 Pound the zodiacal sign associated to love and marriage, whose Regent is precisely Venus, has as a symbol a balance with its two dishes in balance and in each one of those dishes is each one of the members of the couple.
An asymmetric link is not a true "marriage", at least that is what the astrological symbolism teaches us and that is the learning that proposes this aspect in the natal chart of a person. In any link there will always be something of projection, but if there is no discomfort, might not have so much need to work on that.
However, if there is conflict, discomfort, if the other plays a role that makes you feel bad, there is something to correct and, with all safety, something of ourselves to look.


Who is the hero in the mythology?

The mythological hero is a symbol that brings together multiple meanings, from which you can give an account of the human complexity. We need to differentiate the mythological hero from the "super-hero", better known through the cinema, animations and  the comics. The actions of the super-hero respond to the exclusionary polarity of the good and the evil, the light and the dark, black and white. But thinking in human life, this polarity is revealed false and with a tendency to shadow everything.
A first feature of the mythological hero is that it makes reference to a somebody who evolves rather than to be in a unique position and determined for ever. The hero is more a journey, a path, a way and a process than a substance.
A second feature of the hero is that, in his process to be an hero recognizes and accepts its own conditionals. Progressively, the hero leaves the conditioned, structured and secure and dares to what is new and original in a rectification movement of their actions.
We are realizing that the hero is not only a young man and almighty The hero is who assume the challenges that come from their own answers and authenticity. The mythology calls these challenges the "tests" in the way of the hero.
Numerous mythological episodes show us these tests: an example is the clash of the hero with monstrous and powerful beings that can destroy him, as Perseus facing Medusa; the heroes of the Popol Vuh resolving the tests imposed to them by the gods of the underworld; Psyche, carrying out the work asked by Venus; Elal, passing the exam of the Moon, to married with the Daughter of the Sun; Jason, daring to the trials submitted to him by the King Aeetes, possessor of the Golden Fleece.
Facing these tests and especially with the resolution of overcome them assumed by the hero, usually appears any figure that serves as an ad hoc ally: a god, a goddess, another individual, a set of individuals, a bird, a being from the vegetable world, a stone with certain properties. The ally, will bring him some help: will give him an object tool and an accurate indication that helps him avoid unnecessary rodeos or it is what will help him to know a substance that become him invulnerable to the hazards; in order, it is what assisted with valuable information and appropriate objects to pass through the tests.
After these tests, sometimes the hero emerges strengthened, accessing to a hidden treasure, finding the true love, rescuing a prisoner or releasing to the oppression entire communities. Other times, even not reaching what was proposed, however, in the movement of try he has learned many things, he is no longer the same as when he started. Something fundamental about what he has learned is to accept himself entirely, with his limitations and possibilities; he has dared to face their fears, self-deceptions and auto prosecutions which paralyzed him, and in the process, it has been gaining the most authentic and own of itself; now he feels and acts in the world as a being with more integrity and more opened to social and community life.
These lines are an invitation to us to return to look to the hero who brings us from the mythology, we have to stop projecting him in something from the outside, from strange cultures to our roots, from the tv shows, as the human models proposed to us by the large media corporations: the hero and the heroin are we ourselves when we act from the creative own - and not from the repetitive and imitator-, and with the enthusiasm we engender in the collective to which we belong.